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Message 1375300 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 11:57:25 UTC
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now they want to delete the one the hot meals of the day? give me a break!! drag though's guys from DC over there and let them eat cold food and let them do without ! see what happen's. this is stupid.

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Message 1375302 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 12:01:41 UTC

What on earth are you on about, speak English man!

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Message 1375304 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 12:05:46 UTC - in response to Message 1375302.
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What on earth are you on about, speak English man!


Chris I was correcting, I can't see that well, the gov is doing away with the hot meal of the day? for the guy's over sea's? you got to be kidding me. Sorry chris it takes me a while to type and correct.

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Message 1375310 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 12:18:00 UTC
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Message 1375325 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 12:47:53 UTC

No probs grant, it's just that your first post didn't seem to make any sense. I assume this is what you are referring to?

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Message 1375350 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 13:31:38 UTC - in response to Message 1375310.
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Because we're drawing down troops in Afghanistan, the Marines at Camp Leatherneck are doing away with their *hot* midnight meal. They'll still have MREs.

I never had access to a hot midnight meal when I was in Iraq.

They'll get over it.

There are several other things the current regime is hitting the U.S. Military with I'd complain about more than this. But everybody in the U.S. Military takes their oath seriously.


My son-in-law gave me a few MRE's which I wasn't thrilled with but they were hot. I still like hot off the stove. Oh I had many meals out in the cold let me tell you but a hot meal you couldn't beat.

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Message 1375360 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 13:42:43 UTC

“Any time a dining hall meal is eliminated it will be replaced from a plentiful stock of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat — or any one of several creative acronyms our Marines have come up with.)”

Yep! Military Personnel the world over can answer that one. :)
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Message 1376340 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 4:39:25 UTC

After my 8 yeras in the USAF. I did a hitch in the US army reserve as a combat engineer. One weekend we did training and Fort Drum NY in october. It was a 40 degree F. cold rainy day. As my company made an over watch 3 of us went on a recon. We were soaked to the bone and cold. And yes we had ponchos on, Those things are useless. When we got back to the company they were getting ready to move out so we had about 10 minutes to eat. I grabbed a can of C-rations from 1968 ( this was in 1983 ) opened the lid and stuck in a bed of coals until I saw the grease start boiling. While waiting I put on a dry pair of wool socks.

Let me tell you that can of pork slices tatsed so good. My warm belly and dry warm socks felt awesome.
After the exercise evryone was anxiuos to hit the hot showers, and then hit the rack. So I guess you could say we had 3 hots an a cot.

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Message 1376353 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 5:08:56 UTC - in response to Message 1375360.

Yep! Military Personnel the world over can answer that one. :)

You have not lived until you have dined on Vietnam era cold ham & mofos (lima beans) C rats left over from WWII. R0TFLMA0... (^8



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Message 1376358 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 5:17:35 UTC - in response to Message 1376353.

Yep! Military Personnel the world over can answer that one. :)

You have not lived until you have dined on Vietnam era cold ham & mofos (lima beans) C rats left over from WWII. R0TFLMA0... (^8



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Now now now, that is an MCI. MCI's weren't made until after the Korean war was over.

This is a real C-Ration

Circa WWII.

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Message 1376377 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 5:44:42 UTC - in response to Message 1376358.

Despite the new name, the MCI was still popularly referred to by the troops as "C-Rations" (or "Charlie rats"), which it resembled in nearly all respects.

We all know USMC only got the Navy's hand-me-downs. LOL

Your C rats looks like what I knew as K rats when I was a kid. And pemmican bars too.

Gawd is thread stirring up some memories. LOL

It is too bad the troops are losing a hot meal but it is not the end of the world for them. Been there done that.

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Message 1376460 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 9:38:58 UTC

Anyone in the armed services has to train hard, work hard, and fight hard. I would say they are entitles to 3 proper hot meals a day. The exception would be forward positions on the front line in a combat zone, where it could not be practical.

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Message 1377590 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 19:21:12 UTC

It was December 1983 and we were on a bivouac for some training in Ft McClellan Alabama. We were given C-rats produced in september of 1968. It was surprising how well the pork meals held up after all that time. The next field duty saw us getting the new MRE which were something to behold. Freeze dried meat that never reconsitituted, RETCH!
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Message 1377689 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 22:32:52 UTC

At least no one has posted that SOS is good ...

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Message 1377751 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 2:45:14 UTC - in response to Message 1377689.

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Message 1377796 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 5:12:18 UTC - in response to Message 1377689.

At least no one has posted that SOS is good ...


My father thought SOS was good. Being a navy man at sea in WW2 he loved SOS. Growing up hed have my mom make it for the whole family. Im no big fan of it, But when thats all you had for breakfast you ate it.

Now corn beef hash is a very tatsy breakfast.
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